The Vikings and the Rams are engaged in what essentially amounts to a playoff elimination game.
The Rams are the team most likely to be eliminated from playoff contention.
Since the Rams knotted the game at seven early in the second quarter, the Vikings have scored 20 straight points, sparked by am 82-yard touchdown run by Adrian Peterson.
Peterson, who started slowly, has 119 yards on 13 carries.
Turnovers then struck for the Rams, with a fumble leading to a touchdown and defensive end Everson Griffen returning an interception 29 yards for a touchdown.
Peterson currently has 1,713 yards for the season, 47 yards short of his career single-season high.